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Advanced Epilepsy Care: Identifying Candidates for Surgical Interventions

Barbara C. Jobst, MD

October 2017—A growing platform of surgical interventions may increase awareness, referrals, and utilization of advanced treatment.

Innovations in Functional Imaging of Epilepsy

Kathryn A. Davis, MD, MS

October 2017—Advances in noninvasive imaging should create more opportunities for physicians to localize treatment and optimize care.

The Ketogenic Diet: Overcoming Challenges for Optimal Utilization in Epilepsy Treatment

Amy Kao, MD

October 2017—Despite current logistical and clinical challenges, dietary therapy will play a significant role in epilepsy treatment for years to come.

Improving Care Delivery Systems in Pediatric Epilepsy

With Anup D. Patel, MD

October 2017—Broad implementation of new measures may help curb high utilization rates of emergency departments and improve overall care.

Next-Generation VNS System and Implantable Device Approved

Monday, October 09, 2017—LivaNova has received FDA approval for its next-generation Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) Therapy Programming System for drug-resistant epilepsy. The FDA has also approved the …

Investigational Low-Dose Fenfluramine Shows Promise in Phase 3 Trial for Dravet Syndrome

Friday, September 29, 2017—Phase 3 findings suggest that the investigational ZX008 (low-dose fenfluramine hydrochloride, Zogenix) is effective for the treatment of Dravet syndrome. The study enrolled 11…

Briviact Approved as Monotherapy for Partial-Onset Seizures

Friday, September 15, 2017—The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Briviact (brivaracetam, UCB) CV as monotherapy for partial-onset (focal) seizures (POS) in patients 16 y…

Aptiom Approved for Partial-Onset Seizures in Patients Four Years of Age and Older

Thursday, September 14, 2017—The FDA has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to expand the indication for Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate, Sunovion) to include treatment of partial-…


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